Best Things To Do in NYC in October 2021 With Kids
October tiptoes into NYC on little ghost feet—the whole month always feels like a waiting game for Halloween. Naturally, the biggest kid-pleasers, candy notwithstanding, come at the end, including BAMBoo! and—yes!—the Village Halloween Parade; this year it's themed "Let's Play" to celebrate the kids of NYC.
Other autumnal delights include the return of the Atlantic Antic, the opening weekend of the Guggenheim's Kandinsky exhibition, Queens Comes Back at the Kaufman Studios Backlot, and St. Catherine's Park embracing Family Fall Fun with the help of a local councilman.
Kids get the day off on Monday, October 11—officially recognized as Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples Day on the school-year calendar—and the Museum of the City of New York helps you prep for the day with a Native New Yorkers workshop. October also welcomes a new musical version of Winnie the Pooh, and the NYC Winter Lantern Fest, lighting up Snug Harbor.
As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.
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